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Energy Storage  -  July 31, 2019

Energy storage to multiply exponentially

Energy storage installations around the world will multiply exponentially, from a modest 9GW/17GWh deployed as of 2018 to 1,095GW/2,850GWh by 2040, a 122-fold boom of stationary energy storage that will require $662 billion of investment.
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July 29, 2019

Amazon completes 50 solar systems before target date

Amazon announced the early completion of its commitment to host 50 solar systems on its fulfillment and sortation center rooftops globally by 2020. The on-site solar systems reduce Amazon’s reliance on fossil fuels and can generate as much as 80% of a single fulfillment facility’s annual energy needs.
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Energy Storage  -  July 27, 2019

Weekend reads: RE at 50% by 2030?; Solar in space

It's the weekend! Kick back and catch up with these don't-miss articles from around the web.
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Distributed Energy Resources  -  July 26, 2019

DE Forum Presentation: Walmart's Distributed Energy Journey - Past, Present and Future

Smart Energy Decisions' recent Distributed Energy Forum focused on creating and executing strategies to maximize opportunities from the deployment of distributed energy resources by large power users. We begin our series of event presentations with the opening keynote from Joby Carlson, director of global sustainability, Walmart.
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GHG Emissions  -  July 26, 2019

Houston drafts city climate action plan  

The city of Houston released a draft of its city climate action plan on July 25 that calls for increasing the generation of renewable energy, greater investment in “green infrastructure” and expanding the use of alternative modes of transportation by making it easier for people to walk, ride their bikes and use public transit.
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July 26, 2019

Apple leads corporate solar procurement

Apple was named the leading procurer of corporate solar in the U.S. in 2018 with nearly 400 MW of total installed capacity. Rounding out the top five were Amazon, Target, Walmart, and Google.
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July 25, 2019

Ball Corp. signs for 161 MW of wind

Ball Corporation has signed a 15-year virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) for 161 MW of the Frontier Windpower II project in Kay County, Okla. Full mobilization for construction for Frontier II will occur later this summer, and the wind project will be fully operational by December 2020.
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July 24, 2019

The Home Depot reports 26% energy use reduction

The Home Depot® reported a 26% reduction of energy use by its U.S. stores in 2018 compared to 2010, ahead of its stated goal of 20%. Supply chain efficiencies implemented by the company reduced carbon dioxide intensity by 6% per dollar sold for the year.
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GHG Emissions  -  July 23, 2019

BD reports progress on 2020 goals

BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), a leading global medical technology company, reached a 75% reduction in GHG emissions in 2018 from a baseline year of 2008, normalized to cost of products sold, well ahead of its 2020 target of 50%.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  July 22, 2019

Black Hills Energy is renewable ready

Black Hills Energy announced the Wyoming Public Service Commission (WPSC) has approved its voluntary renewable energy subscription program, the Renewable Ready Service Tariff, which is aimed at large commercial and industrial businesses and governmental agencies.
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